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Old 11-15-2005, 01:42 PM   #1
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w32codecs


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i have read the guide to adding w32codecs, but the repositories are for an earlier version...anyone know how to add the repositories and then the w32codecs please ?
Many thanks,steve
 
Old 11-15-2005, 01:52 PM   #2
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you can get w32codecs from the mplayer side: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html
 
Old 11-15-2005, 02:02 PM   #3
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newbie...

hello,
i was hoping for an easier way, ie through synaptic as i am a newbie. I use the unofficial guide, but it is for the wrong version(adding repositories) so i am unable to play dvd`s at the moment. Many thanks, steve.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 04:13 PM   #4
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Re: newbie...

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Originally posted by unionjak
hello,
i was hoping for an easier way, ie through synaptic as i am a newbie. I use the unofficial guide, but it is for the wrong version(adding repositories) so i am unable to play dvd`s at the moment. Many thanks, steve.
There's no other way that I know of for the moment. Debian and Ubuntu are trying to avoid things to repositories that may give them problems, such as codecs or Java. Follow this quick guide I made:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=376844

If you get stuck, just tell me what you did and what did not work, so I can try to give you a hand

Good luck!
 
Old 11-15-2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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thanks, but some probs...lol

hello,
Many thanks for that, i have loaded enough codecs etc to sink a ship, and it works...yipiee. It does sometimes play up(not enough rights) (cant read the media) but on the whole is good, and i get to learn ubuntu. People ask why you would want to watch dvd`s on a pc, and the answer is....because i can. Thanks again, steve.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 01:55 AM   #6
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Hi unionjak. I'm glad I could help. The error you are getting sounds to me more like a permission problem then a media playback problem. If you are using Nautilus, right click on the file you are trying to play, then choose "properties >> permissions" and make sure that everybody can "execute" that file.

It's also possible to change permissions through the command line. If you are interested in knowing how the permission in Linux/Unix works, take a look in here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...81#post1878581

Regards!
 
  


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